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Old 10-12-2018, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jpm995 View Post
Some really great comments. I bought a '02 z06, would have liked a c6z but the price difference was too much. I'm more than happy with the c5 but i suspect i would have been happy with the c6. The C5 z coupe look to me is one of the classic all time designs.Just wish i could have driven a c6 z06. Is the extra power that feelable?
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My friend who I purchased my ‘02Z from bought an ‘08 Z06. He didn’t keep it that long, liked the ‘raw’ feel of the ‘02 better and was intimidated by the 505hp. This is from a very long time Corvette/hot rod owner/gearhead. He’s no rookie, so his opinion is relevant.
I'm not sure if the horsepower is as important asthe torque it has and the range of RPMs it has. I think you'd have to do a trainload of mods to a C5 to get it equivalent to a c6z. Just my opinion. Ymmv
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:01 PM
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​​​​​​​I'm loving my C5 Z06! It's silly fast, handles like it's on rails, super light weight, perfectly balanced and I have full control of it. But the best part of the C5Z is how raw it is and how much fun it is to play with. Nothing wrong with a Grand Sport, but it's not any faster, doesn't handle any better, isn't any lighter and doesn't sound as good or raw as a C5Z. There's a reason why a Grand Sport is lower on the performance scale and less extreme as a Z06. I don't need anything faster like a C6 Z06 or a C7 Z06. I can enjoy accelerating without right away getting in immediate trouble like with the C6Z and C7Z. I also absulutely love the unique FRC Z06's appearance. No way I'm ever selling my C5Z!
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:19 AM
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Lingenfelter View Post
I'm loving my C5 Z06! It's silly fast, handles like it's on rails, super light weight, perfectly balanced and I have full control of it. But the best part of the C5Z is how raw it is and how much fun it is to play with. Nothing wrong with a Grand Sport, but it's not any faster, doesn't handle any better, isn't any lighter and doesn't sound as good or raw as a C5Z. There's a reason why a Grand Sport is lower on the performance scale and less extreme as a Z06. I don't need anything faster like a C6 Z06 or a C7 Z06. I can enjoy accelerating without right away getting in immediate trouble like with the C6Z and C7Z. I also absulutely love the unique FRC Z06's appearance. No way I'm ever selling my C5Z!
Nice! Just went out to the garage to make sure you didn't take mine...
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:34 AM
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